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Six games during Round 6, and surprisingly the two matches decided by single-figure margins having gone the distance involved the New Zealand Breakers. Phillip Gaines Jersey .Corey Webster was listed in the piece last week as MIA. Fair to say he showed up in Round 6, scoring 37 points during his two outings and hitting the game-winning shot against Perth Wildcats.Melbourne United, meanwhile, continued their slide with a fifth consecutive loss. They parted ways with former MVP point guard Cedric Jackson through the week, and United fans are eagerly awaiting the return of Chris Goulding and debut of new signing Casper Ware.We have become accustomed to having at least one high-scoring game during each round, but we had a different story in Round 6. The highest score was 87, while each winning team posted between 84 and 87 points.So who and what stood out the most during round six?Dynamic DuosEvery side needs a go-to player they can rely upon, but teams become increasingly easy to defend against if they have only the one option. The presence of a one-two punch can make life miserable for defending teams, and we saw two instances during round six.Brisbanes Torrey Craig and Jermaine Beal took over against Sydney Kings in the round-opening game, compiling 34 points, seven rebounds and four assists. The Kings had no answers as the Bullets waltzed away with the win.Then it was the Kings turn in their second match of the round, against Melbourne United, with backcourt buddies Kevin Lisch and Jason Cadee shooting the lights out to post a combined 56 points on 70 percent shooting that included a remarkable 10 three-pointers.Speaking of lights out ...Black OutBrisbane and Cairns Taipans are locked in a tense battle, both seeking their second win of the round; the Bullets lead by eight points with 1:37 to play in the fourth quarter and, BAM, the lights go out.The Bullets had controlled the tempo of the game, but the Taipans were still in with a shot when the contest was abandoned because the power could not be restored.Victory was awarded to the Bullets, but the Taipans have lodged a formal protest and the outcome of the game is yet to be confirmed.Running Out of LegsFour of the six victors also led at halftime and three-quartertime.Adelaide and New Zealand went against that trend, leading at the end of every quarter apart from when it really counted.New Zealand led the Taipans by three at the final change before they surrendered the lead with around nine minutes to play, and they were never able to make it back.Adelaide led Illawarra Hawks by two heading into the fourth, before scoring a measly 11 points down the stretch to lose by double-figures.No I in HawksThe Hawks have one of the top-three scoring averages in the league, and they do so with an incredible balance.The Hawks have only three players averaging double-figure points per game (every other team in the league has four, with Melbourne having five) but theyre currently riding a two-game winning streak.The unselfishness within the group, and the willingness to find the open man, is beginning to pay dividends as they have assisted on 65 percent of made baskets in their past two games.We might be seeing the Hawks finding their wings and getting ready for take off.Gazey CamAndrew Gaze is an iconic figure in the NBL. He is one of, if not, the greatest players ever to grace the Australian hardwood, and his star continues to shine.The passion he used to exude on the floor has now shifted to the sidelines, and his antics have not gone unnoticed. The league needs to consider a Gazey Cam as watching him during the game can be just as exciting as following the play that is unfolding.This little clip is just one snippet from the weekend action; bear in mind the Kings won this game comfortably.? Travis Kelce Jersey . Paul Pierce couldnt believe he missed at the end. Young scored a season-high 26 points to spark a huge effort from the leagues most productive bench, and Los Angeles beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night after blowing a 27-point lead. Eric Berry Jersey . Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz were sent to Toronto on Saturday as the Maple Leafs traded defenceman Jesse Blacker and draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks. http:///...arvis-jenkins-jersey . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year contract on Tuesday. PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks looked headed for a seventh straight loss and more disappointment at home. Then Welington Castillo brought smiles and relief.The catchers three-run homer in the eighth inning rallied Arizona to a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.Castillo ripped reliever Hunter Stricklands 2-1 pitch into the stands in left field with one out. The Giants led 5-3 going into the inning, but starter Jeff Samardzija and reliever Josh Osich each put runners on base.I just was waiting for something over the plate and close to me that I can put a good swing on it, Castillo said. It means a lot, especially here at home.Strickland (3-1) replaced Osich and gave up the games biggest hit.I tried to throw a two-seamer, left it over the plate and it didnt move. I would say he got the best of it, Strickland said. I was trying to throw it in. I was trying to get a ground ball.Jake Barrett (1-0) earned his first major league win in relief and Brad Ziegler got his 17th save of the season.Brandon Crawford and Mac Williamson hit back-to-back home runs to give the Giants a 5-1 lead in the fourth. Williamsons blast flew well over the 413-feet sign in left-center field and off the bottom left corner of the Chase Field video board.The Diamondbacks avoided their longest losing streak of the season.Its huge. It flips the whole thing around, manager Chip Hale said. We got the one pitch from Strickland and did some damage to it.Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt made a diving stop and putout to end the game with a runner on first for the Giants.That is one we let get away, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.The Giants scored their first three runs in the second inning. Buster Posey walked, took third on a single and scored on a fielders choice when Diamondbacks shortstop Jean Segura threw wide to home plate for an error after fielding Williamsons grounder.Recent callup Ruben Tejadas first hit and RBI as a Giant came one out later, on a single to drive in Crawford. Then Samardzija grounded to Segura, who bobbled the ball and could only get one out to allow Williamson to score.Patrick Corbin doubled and scored in the fourth thanks to teammate Michael Bourns hustle. Bourn beat out what looked to be an inning-ending double-play grounder at first base, allowing Corbin to score from third.Castillo and Chris Herrmann doubled in runs in the fifth -- Herrmanns drive close to being a home run to right-center field -- to cut the Giants lead to two.Hale was ejected before the top of the seventh inning, arguing with home plate umpire Brian Knight soon after Herrmann was called out on strikes. Larry Johnson Jersey. It was Hales second ejection of the season.ITS A BOYDiamondbacks infielder Nick Ahmed is on paternity leave after the birth of his first child, a son. Ahmed left Fridays game before it ended to be with his wife Amanda, and could return to the team by Monday.The Diamondbacks made a roster move to replace Ahmed before Saturdays game, recalling reliever Enrique Burgos from Triple-A Reno.RETURN IMMINENTDiamondbacks outfielder Rickie Weeks Jr. is expected to return from bereavement leave on Sunday, at which time the team will make another roster move to add him, Hale said. Weeks has been away from the team since Thursday.TRAINERS ROOMGiants: OF Denard Span got another day off due to neck stiffness but could be back by Sunday. ... OF Hunter Pence (hamstring strain) took on-field batting practice Saturday. Hes been on the 15-day disabled list for a month. ... Starting pitcher Matt Cain was scheduled to throw 45 pitches in a minor-league game Saturday as he returns from a hamstring strain. ... INF Ramiro Pena (ankle) was available for pinch-hitting duty Saturday. ... 2B Joe Panik (concussion) is still resting and is eligible to return Tuesday.Diamondbacks: Hale said ace Zack Greinke felt better during Fridays game, and the team has yet to decide whether to place Greinke on the disabled list with a left oblique injury. Greinke was expected to undergo a scan Saturday to determine if he has a strain. Greinke could pitch as soon as next weekend if all is well and can still be named an NL All-Star, but may not pitch in San Diego. ... OF David Peralta and OF-IF Chris Owings, both on the 15-day disabled list, are moving closer to being able to play in games. They could be back in action after the All-Star break, Hale said. OF Socrates Brito (fractured toe) is also close to returning from the DL.UP NEXTGiants: Sundays scheduled starter is Albert Suarez (3-1, 3.83 earned run average), who is in the rotation in place of Cain. Hes done such a great job in whatever role weve put him in, Bochy said.Diamondbacks: Sunday starter Robbie Ray (4-7, 4.69 ERA) is 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA in two starts against the Giants in his career. He is averaging 10.42 strikeouts per nine innings pitched, which is in the top 10 in the NL. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '